PPP Leaders criticized Provincial government
CHITRAL: A PPP leader from Chitral, Sultan Wazir has
criticized the provincial government for its total indifference
towards the plights of Chitralis who are facing myriad of problems
after being hit by the natural disasters of flash flood and
earthquake last year.
Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday flanked by other
leaders of the party including Syed Burhan Shah, Qazi Sajjad, Qazi
Waqar and others, he said that the government has failed to restore
the infrastructures devastated by the flash floods and the
earthquake last year which has made life miserable for its
He said that the roads, the bridges, the irrigation channels and
the drinking water supply schemes hit by the flood across the
district are yet to be restored while the affected people are also
wandering from pillar to post for getting compensation for their
Mr. Wazir said that the upper part of the district was without
electric supply for the last nine months as the 4.2 mega watt hydro
power station was washed away by the flood but the government seems
to be least bothered to start work on reconstruction.
He said that in such a grim situation, the provincial government
recommended the federal government to extend the Customs Act to
Malakand Division of which Chitral is a district and it is a
deplorable act which the people have rejected forcefully.
The PPP leader said that the Rs.50 million rupees provided by the
leader of opposition in the National Assembly on behalf of Sind
government were also unutilized by the government for restoring the
infrastructures despite the passage of six months.
He alleged that due to the incapability of the provincial
government, as large sum of 80 million rupees of the European Union
funded project, community driven local development (CDLD) were
lapsed without being utilized.
He also demanded to start work on Booni-Torkhow road which was
pending for execution for the last three years despite the
availability of funds for it and termed it lackadaisical attitude
of the chief minister who had reportedly withheld it for unknown
Mr. Wazir also lambasted the government for denying funds and
authority to the elected representatives of the local bodies and
said that it was one of the top most points on the election
manifesto of the party in the last election.